Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) - Polycaprolactone (PCL) Blends Compatibilized with Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly( propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) Copolymer for Biomaterial Applications

2014-01-01
CAN, ERDE
Bucak, Seyda
Kinaci, Emre
Calikogly, Ayse Ceren
Kose, Gamze Torun
This study reports the preparation and characterization of Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)-Polycaprolactone (PCL) melt blends (10-40 wt.% PCL) in the presence of a compatibilizer, in order to explore their potential use as a biomaterial. The thermal transitions, as well as the crystallinity of the polymer blends were analyzed by Differential Scanning Calorimetry, the thermomechanical properties were analyzed via Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and phase morphologies were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy. Degradation profiles of the blends were analyzed in PBS buffer solution at pH 7.4 at 37 degrees C via pH measurements. Cytotoxicity of the PBS/PCL films were tested by MTS assay.
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Citation Formats
E. CAN, S. Bucak, E. Kinaci, A. C. Calikogly, and G. T. Kose, “Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) - Polycaprolactone (PCL) Blends Compatibilized with Poly(ethylene oxide)-block-poly( propylene oxide)-block-poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO-PPO-PEO) Copolymer for Biomaterial Applications,” POLYMER-PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING, pp. 1178–1193, 2014, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/68144.